Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 7 December 2019

Where to see Lovi Poe in the UAE: the Filipina actress will be at store openings and a Dubai chess festival

'The Annulment' star is set to make an appearance at a BurJuman chess festival

Filipina actress Lovi Poe will be in the UAE for Bench store openings and the first ever Bench Chess Tournament at BurJuman. Instagram / Lovi Poe
Filipina actress Lovi Poe will be in the UAE for Bench store openings and the first ever Bench Chess Tournament at BurJuman. Instagram / Lovi Poe

Fans of Filipina actress Lovi Poe, listen up! The Annulment star is set to make an celebrity guest appearance at the Bench Chess Festival at BurJuman mall in Bur Dubai. It is the first time the festival has been held, and Poe will officially inaugurate it on Friday, November 8.

Running for five days, the chess festival will have tournaments and exhibitions, from Friday, November 8 until Tuesday, November 12. It claims to be the biggest chess festival in the UAE.

Those who are not only attending for the Lovi Poe appeal can register to play here.

The festival is open to everyone, and will be located in BurJuman’s main atrium. There will be a giant chess competition, various chess exhibitions, quizzes and puzzles, as well as a rapid chess tournament. Augusto Marcial, the founding president of the UAE's Expat Chess Club will judge the tournament.

If you're a newcomer to the game, there will also be a clinic, teaching chess techniques to newbies.

Lovi Poe in the UAE

The chess tournament is being hosted by Filipino brand Bench, which Poe is one of the faces of.

It will coincide with the opening of a new Bench store in Sharjah on Thursday, November 7, which she will also officially open.

Poe will be making the following in-store appearances: Al Wahda Mall, Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, November 6, 6pm; Satwa, Dubai on Thursday, November 7, noon; Al Wahda Street, Sharjah on Thursday, November 7, 5pm; Al Ghurair Centre, Dubai on Friday, November 8, 10.30am; BurJuman, Dubai on Friday, November 8, 2pm-5pm.

Poe is a popular Filipina actress, with a string of hit movies under her belt, including The Significant Other, The Escort and If Only.

Updated: November 5, 2019 04:16 PM

SHARE

SHARE